State Reports

State Summary 2017 — D.C.

State Contact

Ms. Joan Smith
1616 H St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
P: 202.997.0900

Classroom Resources

None at this time

Major Program Accomplishments or Outputs

Use of resources from NAITC to hand out to teachers for use by students in urban elementary

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

raise awareness of food source and agriculture for urban students


Amanda Leigh Brozana Rios is the Communications and Development Director for the National Grange and holds a B.A. in Communications from Wilkes University ('04), M.A. in Journalism from the University of Mississippi ('05) and completed her doctoral coursework at the University of Alabama ('05-'08) in Communication Studies. She is the former National Lecturer for the National Grange and serves as Treasurer of Potomac Grange #1 (DC) and Secretary for New Deal Grange #447 (MD). She began service with AITC in 2017 officially and looks forward to opportunities to connect students in the urban environment with agriculture to be better equipped as consumers and citizens and open possibilities for study, employment and/or hobby.

Joan C. Smith is the CFO/COO of Programmatics Engineering Group, inc., a D.C.-based government contracting company. She worked for many years in the Pentagon and has been a Grange member and leader in the organization for more than 60 years. She serves on the Grange Foundation board and is the president of Potomac Grange #1, DC.